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Aug 14, 2009 6:30pm EDT
, skeptical of his plans. chip reid is traveling with the president tonight in belgrade, montana. >> reporter: the president's critics predicted that at today's town hall in conservative montana he would finally see face to face the rage over health care reform. >> hello, montana! >> reporter: it was clear from the start though this crowd was on his side. >> if we can get it done this year, the american people are going to be better off. thank you, montana. >> reporter: the questions were mostly softball. >> welcome and thank you, and i believe in reform as well. >> reporter: the president even tried some humor. >> here in montana you've got bears and moose, elk, and in washington you just have mostly bull. >> reporter: then, finally, some anger from a man who turned the president's humor against him. >> we keep getting the bull, that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> reporter: it's unlikely the questioner was as pleased with the answer as the crowd was. >> 2/3 of the money we can obtain just from eliminating waste and inefficiencys. >> reporter: at
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 12:00pm EDT
carswell in ft. worth, texas. >>> barack obama is in montana today to give a final push to health care reform before heading off on a vacation. the president is holding another town hall meeting and the big question is, will it turn hostile like the other debates across the country. manuel gallegus is reporting. >> reporter: here in the mountain west, a massive government health care overhaul is a hard sell. >> i think there will be some protesters for sure, but i also think there will be a lot of people out there that really think he is doing the right thing. >> reporter: president obama came very close to winning montana in last year's election. and plenty of bozeman residents say better health care coverage is worth a fight. >> i do know that you have we have to something. >> reporter: it is the confusion surrounding what is actually in the legislation that makes many skeptical. >> i'm not clear on what the package means but we certainly need improvements to the system. >> reporter: president obama arrived at this hangar later this afternoon to play the role of salesman in chief. th
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
and saturday when he hits the road for town hall meetings in two conservative areas of the country, montana and colorado. it won't be easy. poll numbers show 34% of americans say the loud disruptions at town hall meetings in recent days have made them sympathetic to the protesters concerns. >> supports insist there is a lot of misinformation of what might be ebb include ned plan and they argue leaving the system as it is just won't work. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. >> barack obama will hold a health care reform town hall meeting tomorrow in belgrade, montana and then another one over the weekend in grand junction, colorado. >>> u.s. marines are on the move in southern afghanistan staging an offensive in a taliban held area. the marines had to rescue families who were trapped in a compound near a village where they were fighting. they treated the wounded and moved the families to a safe area. the marines, alternate troops and afghan army forces are trying to reverse the taliban resurgence in southern afghanistan and make it safe for the civilians. >>> an iphone owner in france say
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 4:30am EDT
makes his pitch for healthcare reform at a town hall meeting in montana. at a bozeman suburb, hundreds are expected to show up in protest. the healthcare reform has triggered a wave of growing anger in the country. susan roberts is in washington with more. susan, good morning. >> reporter: michelle, good morning to you. the white house is trying to push back against these explosive town hall meetings through its online campaign and the president himself. the administration is trying to quiet the critics of healthcare reform. critics angry over the president's healthcare reform plan are not holding back. >> you listen to us. >> reporter: americans will have another chance to be heard today at town hall meetings across the country. democrats are trying to win over an increasingly skeptical public fed up with the proposed overhaul. >> nobody tells me how to live my life. nobody tells me how long i should live and when i should die. >> reporter: but not everyone is out to crush reform. >> that's not fear. that's not fear. >> reporter: supporters are also speaking out. this woman recently l
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 4:30am EDT
. >>> president obama answers questions about his healthcare reform plan at a town hall meeting in montana. but the push for reform has caused a ruckus that's being heard back on capitol hill. joel brown reports. >> reporter: one of the most controversial issues raging around the healthcare reform debate is being cut from a draft of the bill. a key senate committee has decided to get rid of a provision that called for end of life counseling for seniors. senators soured on the measure after critics called them death panels. >> my trust and faith in the united states government and its leadership has been destroyed. >> reporter: the vocal opposition to president obama's reform plans are as loud as ever, but as the president's urging, more supporters are speaking up now, trying to help him take back control of the debate. >> i fully support everything that president obama is trying to do, especially where healthcare is concerned. >> reporter: a top aide to the president sent this e-mail to supporters and asked them to forward it on to others. it lists reasons to support the obama administrati
CBS
Aug 15, 2009 8:00am EDT
. president obama taking his push for health care reform out west. stops include montana and colorado. cbs news us who correspondent chip reid is traveling with the president and joins us from big sky this morning with more. good morning, chip. >> reporter: good morning, erica. the president came here to big sky country for a town hall meetin his critics were predicting that this would be the time he would finally see that anger over health care reform face to face. >> hello, montana! >> reporter: it was clear right from the start this crowd was on his side. >> welcome and thank you. i believe in reform as well. >> reporter: the president lightened the mood even more with a little humor. >> here in montana, you got bears and moose and elk and in washington you just have mostly bulls. >> reporter: but finally some anger from a man who turned the president's humor against him. >> that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> reporter: the president said he would not raise taxes on the middle class but the plan would be paid for. still looking to take on so
CBS
Aug 2, 2009 8:30am EDT
montana" helmet is spoeft to fit children 8 and up. but tests show it is too big for some 8-year-olds and just right for some adults. >> a helmet should fit snugly even before you tighten the strap. >> level and no more than one or two finger's width above the brow. the straps should form a v under each year and centered under the chin. the brasher tested well and is a best buy for $20. >> you'll need to adjust the bike helmet over time. the straps may stretch or slip as your child grows. replace it every five years or if your child has an accident. >>> this week in living well a crackdown on foot safety especially greens that say prewashed and ready to eat. unfortunately they have been the culprits of widespread food poisoning cases. >> reporter: kelly won't go near salad that comes from a bag. >> you have like a pain in your stomach and the pain was unbelievable. >> reporter: she was infected with e. coli after seating a salad at a washington state restaurant. she said she found out later that the lettuce came from a bag. the mother o. two ended up in the hospital for two weeks
CBS
Aug 7, 2009 12:00pm EDT
and thunderstorms around in to montana, as well. but that storm system at the same time will kick that heat. in think southern part of the country east and northeast. we will be joining that in a couple of days. right now high pressure, southern ohio in to west virginia. as the high pulls away the winds turn around and temperatures come up. 85 today. 70s to the north w-9 0s south. tonight in the 60s. upper 60s downtown and 50s north and west. tomorrow, yeah, we are pushing 90. comfortable buffalo over to boston. look at sunday. temperatures shoot up to the mid, maybe even the upper 90s. going to raleigh, 100, norfolk 96 and even richmond well in the 90s. only boston stays in the 70s. 85 beautiful degrees this afternoon. we have 90 tomorrow. 95 at at least on sunday and monday and by thursday, maybe we will cool down in the 80s. that's weather. have a great weekend and stick around. 9 news now at noon returns ea after this. ♪ i am stuck on band-aid® brand ♪ ♪ 'cause germs don't stick on me! ♪ only band-aid® brand plus antibiotic waterproof... has antibiotic ointment directly on the
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 9:00am EDT
and the other in montana. tickets have been will be available to the general public so the president may see angry outbursts in the crowd he faces. who's likely to come out on top once the shouting is over. with me is erin billings. this is usually a boring time for us covering the hill but this has been anything but. >> these town halls are typically snoozers, people go home, few people show up and it is civil and now hundreds of people, you saw claire mccast kill. there is people coming from owl sides. i think both sides are appropriating the fomenting thage station. so this isn't necessarily just cropping up. having said that people are passionate about this and clearly members are hearing it. >> you saw arlen specter and you were saying what we didn't see is he's called in capitol police for reinforcements. >> he did. and the capitol police last week the sergeant at arms said be wary, mindful, diligent and vigilant when you go home because there were already protests starting up and arlen specter of pennsylvania as you saw the footage, he asked the capitol police to sent officers. they s
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 9:00am EDT
reform sales pitch to montana. he'll host a town hall meeting there. these meetings have turned heated with people on both sides of the issue speaking their minds. samantha hayes has the latest. >> reporter: the questions and concerns from constituents keep coming in town hall meetings across the country n. sea caucus, new jersey. >> i'm covered and i want to -- the system is fatally broken and needs to be fixed. >> after all the rhetoric does congress intend to pass health care reform and if so how do you to pay for it, even if you have to have a tax increase. >> i would intend to pass a health care reform bill but i would intend to pay completely opposite of what is coming through right now. >> reporter: public meetings on health care form hosted by members of congress have revealed skepticism among many voter and raised political stakes. the president who defended reform on tuesday in new hampshire is heading out to do the same thing again. >> you feel satisfied with what happened in new hampshire. he was able to address concerns that people had. i think he was able to take on, as i
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 5:00pm EDT
system. the president wrapped up a town hall meeting in montana and manuel gallegus is there. salesman in chief is talking about health care reform. >> president obama is using his own town hall meetings to beat back the fiery opposition boiling over in other town halls across the country. >> fight against the fear. this is not about politics. this is about helping the american people. >> reporter: while montana voted for president obama's rival in the last election and usually casts a wary eye toward washington we were hard-pressed to find ticket holders who didn't support a health care overhaul. >> i trust the government far more than private insurance companies. >> reporter: tickets for this town hall were distributed on a first come, first serve basis. most of the southing was reel gated far away from this hangar outside of the airport. >> what do we want health care when do we want it now. >> reporter: 500 demonstrators for and against health care reform staked out ground nearby. >> no one knows what is on the bill. >> reporter: many hope the president can better explain what is i
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
this week. he's holding another town hall meeting in bozeman, montana on friday and another in colorado on saturday. harry? >> kimberly dozier at the white house this morning, thank you. >>> senator arlen specter joins us now for an interview from state college, pennsylvania. senator, good morning. >> guaranteood morning, harry. >> you've had several encounters with people very angry about certain proposals being talked about and being proposed to change health care in the united states. as you've had a chance to reflect on them, what do you think? >> well, it's more than health care, harry. i think there is a mood in america of anger. with so many people unemployed and so much bickering in washington, people are disgusted with the partisanship and with the fear of losing their health care, it all boils over. but i think one thing that has to be borne in mind, and you've got the commotion in the background, is that these people have a right to be organized. i'm not going to complain about the fact that they are organized. they have a right to do that and they have a right to speak. but
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 6:30pm EDT
reform later this week, in colorado and montana. the white house says tickets will be available to the public, which means the president might finally see that information roche us anger over health care reform face to face. >> couric: to be continued. thanks, chip. now at that town meeting president obama accused critics of making false claims about health care reform. for one thing, he said it would not, quote, pull the plug on grandma because we decided it's too expensive to let her live any more. so where did that idea come from? here's cheryl atkinson. >> reporter: at town hall meetings around the country, accusations are flying about so-called end of life care for seniors on medicare. it's spelled out in section 1233 of the house bill. >> what it says is as a 74-year-old man, if you develop cancer, we're pretty much going to write you off. >> nobody 74 is going to be written off because they have cancer. that's a vicious malicious untrue rumor. >> reporter: it's a rumor that spread like fire after a july 16 radio interview with former lieutenant governor of new york, betsy
CBS
Aug 11, 2009 11:00pm EDT
hall meetings of his own this week in colorado and montana. the tickets will be available to the general public. so the president may see some angry outbursts in the crowd himself. if you want to sound off about the health care reform plans being debated right now go to wusa9.com and tell us what you think. >>> have you heard about the 8- year-old miami girl who got the white house ticked off? she is on a poster that appears at metro station and on that poster jasmine says president obama's daughters get healthy school lunches, why don't i? now, these posters are the work of a nonprofit p groucalled committee for responsible med. the white house wants the posters taken down. they say they do not want the president's daughters used that way. the group says for now the posters will stay. >>> the american dream turned into a nightmare for dozens of illegal immigrants, some of them as young as 17. authorities say they were forced to work as prostitutes at three long island bars and some were actually sex slaves. most of the women came from central america lured to new york. on
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 11:00pm EDT
spirited. president obama will hold two more of those town halls this week in colorado and montana. >> as we have been seeing over the last few days a lot of misinformation out there. several different versions of the reform bill are out there and not all the bills contain the same provisions. tonight we break some of it down for you. >> i guarantee you i will be one of them that will be thrown away. >> reporter: frustration was evident among democratic lawmakers holding the session. >> people putting out information that is totally false. >> reporter: separating fact from fix isn't easy. four different versions have been approved by congressional committees. we searched for answers on three drafts available. on abortion. >> what is the position on tax funded abortions which will increase the death of preborn infants by 30%. >> would the government pay for abortion? that is unclear. two of the bills don't address that question at all. one version requires that one health plan in each region cover the procedure. on illegal immigrants. >> illegal aliens will not be in this bill at th
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 6:00pm EDT
there in montana tomorrow and another one in colorado on saturday. >>> the montgomery county humane society expects to close the private rescue for the next few weeks because of the economy, they had to cut the costs. that facility, that cost them an upward of $400,000 a year to operate. closing it means that the dozen of families, they will hopefully adopt the animals to give them a home. and they are also looking for the foster families to take care of the pets in the meantime. >> that is cost effective for the whole family. and that is giving them a home-like environment for them while they are waiting for the future homes. >> the private rescue, they will close once every animal is adopted or placed for the foster family. and that is going to happen hopefully within the next four weeks. >>> still to come when nine news now continues, thrust your babies to the nine for next to nothing. we'll tell you how in living smart. >>> and the army reservists, who became the face of the prison scandal, they are coming to tkáflt c. to set the record straight. >>> plus, we're in pretty good shape here for t
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 6:30pm EDT
in montana set back on his heels but hoping soshift public opinion on his defining issue. katie. >> couric: one of the most contentious issues in the health care debate involves a proposal to provide end-of-life counseling to help patients decide what kind of medical treatment they want or need. the most extreme opponents have raised the specter of what they call death panels that would decide whether insurance would pay for end-of-life care. there is no such proposal, but the issue has become so divisive the president felt compelled to assure more thans this week that no know was going to-- as he pulled it-- pull the plug on grandma. kelly cobiella has more now on a subject most of us have difficulty talking about. dying. >>eporter: as the protests and the shouting continue in town halls on how end-of-life care would be changed by health care reform, quietly, away from the furor, molvin edwards and his life are planning for the last days of his life. have the doctors told you what your prognosis is? >> they can't do anything else? >> they said they did all they can do. >> reporter: molvin
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
this morning. >>> later today, president obama pushes healthcare reform at a town hall meeting in montana. but in california, a different sort of gathering. cbs news correspondent bill whitaker is in inglewood this morning. bill, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, jeff. they're just now opening the gates to allow people to stream in here. people have been streaming, thousands since tuesday, to get free medical care provided by remote area medical, a nonprofit set up 24 years ago to take modern american medicine to third world villages. now they spend most of their time giving free medical care to needy medical communities right here in the u.s. >> how dare you! >> reporter: furry and shouting have dominated the debate over healthcare reform, making it difficult to hear the quiet pain of people like cynthia cobb. >> i'm just trying to push through this. >> reporter: she lost her job as an l.a. bus driver and with it her benefits and insurance. she joined thousands here who need healthcare. >> larry durst needs glasses. >> i have medical. they only cover so much. >> reporter: s
CBS
Aug 7, 2009 6:00am EDT
the northwest. you can see the showers and thunderstorms from montana l through orand washington when the jet stream takes a dip in the west it rises in the east anita storm will push the warm air up to us and a ridge will build and our temperatures will be going up in a big way. front off shore now. high pressure builds in. a northernly flow highs around 855 here. 80s in nashville. tonight, comfortable. 68 for us but still upper 50s in our northern and western suburbs. here's the heat. a little bit tomorrow. get up to 90 or so. charleston 88. pittsburgh 82. by sunday look at how the east gets invaded by the heat. new york 90. pittsburgh 92. mid to upper 90s locally to 100 at raleigh, north carolina. here's the seven-day forecast, 85 beautiful degrees today. 90 tomorrow. not bad but by sunday and monday mid to upper 90s an isolated storm is possible. 80s by thursday. angie goff, a long list of things to talk about. >> don't forget the long list of things i'm about to deliver i also post on-line. follow me on twitter, oh my goff is my name. route rout one and feather stone in wood bridge, virg
CBS
Aug 10, 2009 9:00am EDT
of glaser national park and a lot of people from montana will be here to celebrate. >> it is wednesday, august 19th. thank you very much. hopefully the weather will be good and dry. we have more information if you would like to get in on tickets at the wolf trap site. we have a link at wusa9.com. >>> there's a tropical storm bearing down on hawaii but as the surf kicks up, what can you do if a storm damages the placey you plan to vacation? an expert has some answers coming up. >>> and couples may be changing family plans because of the recession. we'll be right back. b@b@ >>> in living well headlines the university school of medicine is starting toastst tests today on an h1n1 vaccine. the initial testing involved 67 healthy adult volunteers that were picked via lottery. they will get one shot today and another in three weeks. it is the leader of the nationwide trials and if it goes well they hope to have the vaccine available in october. >>> according to the national center for health statistics there were 70,000 fewer births than in 2007. the first annual decline since the start of th
CBS
Aug 10, 2009 5:00pm EDT
montana tv show, two for the movie and two for the movie, all of which i'm all too familiar with. "twilight" took home 19 choice awards. >>> gi-joe took in more than $56 million in the u.s. alone. "julie and julia" came in second. followed by -- >>> 9news now at 6:00 is about 15 minutes away. new tonight governor's link between bob mcdonald and the surprising move one of them made today. >>> and metro is responding to new reports of a near-hit by two trains back in march. >>> also, some living smart tips how to get the most for the cash for clunkers deal. that's new at coming up at 6:00. >>> topper is back from a longer vacation. you brought the heat with you. >> i did. >> you sure did. >> it's been an okay summer. it was 97 today. it probably won't be 97 today. back in the 80s on wednesday. there you go. >> okay. >> sometimes we can get in a rutted of 90 -- in a rut of 90s. the next three days, the temperatures are going down. low 90s tomorrow. no bargain but not record- setting. an isolated storm is possible. 86 on wednesday. i'm sick a little bit. 86 on wednesday. isolated sto
CBS
Aug 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
two manufacture meetings in colorado and montana. tickets will be available to the general public. so the president may see some angry outbursts in the crowd. >>> 6 listen 35. there could be a new king of the highway when it comes to fuel economy. jessica doyle is joining us for the living smart focus. who's this? >> pretty soon car buyers could say move over prius there is something even greener coming on the mark and it is an american automaker. gm says the chevy volt electric car can get 230 miles per gallon in city driving. that's four times more than the best-selling prius but the numbers need cob confirmed by federal regulators. it will cost two times as much as the prius as well with the sticker price of $40,000 when it arrives in show rooms next year. car shopper interest in the cash for clunkers program maybe running out of gas. they report that interest and trading in a clunker has fallen 15% since its peak an the number of people planning to buy cars could fall to me clunker levels by next week. some people are working for their doctors to pay medical bills. they say barter
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 6:00am EDT
meeting tomorrow in montana. yesterday, in washington county, maryland, plenty of heated rhetoric at a meeting hosted by senator ben cardin. >> i am not going to vote for any bill that adds to the national deficit. >> you already have. >> with usurping authority is not granted by you as a united states senator. >> reporter: 400 people attended the meeting in hagerstown and 500 were kept waiting outside. >>> things aren't much easier for republicans. iowa senator charles grassley held a town hall on health care yesterday, four of them in fact he has been accused by some on the right for selling out to democrats as well as accusations from the left that he is blocking reform movement. >>> these days daily health care town hall meetings are turning in to shouting matches for people on bod sides of the aisle. we look at the actions being done the meetings. when it comes to booing members of congress, 44% of people call it democracy in action and 47% say it is an abuse of democracy. as far as shouting down people with opposing viewpoints, 33% called it democracy in action but 59% say i
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
there in person and to the country. holding a town hall meeting in montana on friday and then another one in colorado on saturday. >>> he will have his work cut out for him. they show no sign of backing down. >>> they are being escorted out there. they altered them to make it look like hitler. the lawmakers there, confronting or trying their best to keep the dialogue going. >> they said that they have all been reported to my colleagues in washington and what the temperature is out there. that is about 213fahrenheits. >> but they will need cooler heads to prevail if they want the healthcare reforms back on track. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. >>> authorities say that a man arrested at yesterday's healthcare town home meeting held by the maryland senator, ben carden. he's now in the custody of the secret service. the washington county sheriff's office says that unidentifies the 51-year-old holding a sign that says death to obama. >>> a somber salute to honor a navy pilot long gone, but never forgetten. the remains of michael scott have been returned to his florida home 18 years aft
CBS
Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
in montana. here at home, the passion of people on both sides remains heated as witnesses at a town hall meeting in salisbury, maryland. >> why on earth are you producing a health care bill that has so many pages in it and such complex wording that we can't understand it and we, quite frankly, don't trust you all to be honest with us. >> that was one woman's opinion at the meeting led by senator ben cardin. he called it democracy in action. >> i believe this is part of the political process. i think the best way we are going to get results in washington to hear your views. i learn from these exchanges. i get helpful information to me. >> reporter: so many people are weighing in on-line the it department for congress is warning servers may be slowed down by the rush of incoming e- mails. an air traffic controller and a supervisor are suspended following last week's deadly midair collision in new york city. the federal aviation administration says the controller was talking on the phone when a small plane collided with a helicopter. the investigators say the supervisor was out of the build
CBS
Aug 13, 2009 7:00am EDT
of montana and colorado tomorrow and saturday. harry? >> bill plante at the white house. thanks. so, what is fact, what is fiction when it comes to health care reform? jonathan cohn is senior editor of "the new republic" and author of "sick: the untold story of america's health care crisis and the people who pay the price". jonathan, good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm going to get right to some of these questions, some of these hot-button issues that get repeated and repeated and repeated day after day, especially in these meetings. we just heard the mantei we don't need obama and his crew to tell us how to die. is this health care reform plan going to create death panels telling people how to die, true or false? >> absolutely false. i think this is probably the most outrageous claim we've heard. there is a provision in the bill that they're moving through that if you want to write a living will, you want to talk to your doctor about it, you want to do it the right way, make sure you're asking for what you want, then medicare will actually pay your doctor to sit down with you and do i
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